6. Saving Time in your Clinic

  1. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli MD

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch6

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians

How to Cite

Al-Ubaydli, M. (2011) Saving Time in your Clinic, in Personal Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323917.ch6

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332520

Online ISBN: 9781444323917



  • saving time in your clinic - first rule of technology, automation magnifying efficiency;
  • PHRs, and doctors to spend time - doing new things, not currently done;
  • switch over to telephone calls - team to commit with the doctor;
  • talking to patients - doctors, not feeling safe in telling patients for a follow-up;
  • Patients Know Best, and private physician customers - charging patients directly for online consultations;
  • online consultations - best done simply;
  • Patients Know Best platform, designed to allow EHR - to connect to their PHRs;
  • UK's National Health Service - specialists, summary letters to patient and physician after consultation;
  • United States, and PHRs - Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault and Patients Know Best;
  • photographic identification, a must - patients first registering to use software, tracking identification into administrative tools


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Study yourself

  • Switch to telephone calls

  • Talk to your team

  • Talk to your patients

  • Online consultations

  • Sending information online

  • References